Sunday, September 26, 2010


"The hungry mouths of the poor are the great barnhouses of heaven". - St. Ambrose of Milan

What will make us acceptable to Christ on the day we see him face to face, is not how strongly we fastened ourselves to Him in this life (He whom we do not see), but how strongly we fastened ourselves to those in whom he dwelt hidden from our eyes (those whom we do see).

The poor are the 'incognitos' of Christ, veiling his glory with their pained and suffering humanity. Each time we wipe their tears, bind their wounds, and make life a little better for them, it is Christ’s tears we wipe, his wounds we bind, and his saving work we continue in the here and now.

"We do not love the poor because they remind us of Jesus. We love the poor because they are Jesus". - Blessed Teresa of Calcutta


"The Kingdom of Heaven is a condition of the heart." (Friedrich Nietzsche)